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Franke, the largest stainless steel kitchen sink manufacturer in the world and a leading name in kitchen faucets, announced the expansion of Kitchen Systems North America by welcoming two new managers to the team. Tim Dallas has been named luxury regional sales manager for the Midwest, and Joe Bisignano has been named business development manager – wholesale.
Tim Dallas returns to Franke bringing with him 17 years of experience in the retail and wholesale channels of the home improvement industry. Dallas has built and managed teams to drive sales for a number of companies, including Blu Bathworks, GEBERIT and Black & Decker. He also spent three years as one of Franke's regional sales managers from 2004-2007. Dallas has traveled extensively across North America to work with builders, architects, designers, plumbing distributors and the plumbing trades. He is actively involved in the Chicago chapters of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and the American Society of Interior Designers and is a graduate of St. Louis Universit
With more than 16 years of sales experience in the cabinets, countertops and plumbing wholesale industries, Bisignano previously served as sales manager for Global Industrial, Elkay, Ellsworth Kiel and Black & Decker, and he has represented a wide range of high-end plumbing lines such as Kindred, Hansgrohe, Rohl, Rocky Mountain Hardware and Wood Pro. Bisignano's experience as a senior sales executive has resulted in strong relationships within the architect, designer, builder and plumbing engineer communities; and he has participated in Elkay's School for Success, Rohl's Sales Rep Training and Black & Decker's Product Sales & Development program. He's a graduate of Kean University.